Marc Isambard Brunel

Marc Isambard Brunel

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, FRS FRSE (25 April 1769 – 12 December 1849) was a French-born engineer who settled in England. He preferred the name Isambard, but is generally known to history as Marc to avoid confusion with his more famous son Isambard Kingdom Brunel. His most famous achievement was the construction of the Thames Tunnel.

Read more about Marc Isambard Brunel:  Early Life in France, America, England, Debtor's Prison, Thames Tunnel, Subsequent Life

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Marc Isambard Brunel - Subsequent Life
... After the completion of the Thames Tunnel, his greatest achievement, Brunel was in poor health ... In 1845 Brunel suffered another, more severe stroke and was almost totally paralysed on his right side ... On 12 December 1849, Brunel died at the age of 80, and his remains were interred in Kensal Green Cemetery in London ...

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